Smart Materials for Intelligent Building Envelopes : ABS

14:00 Smart Windows for Energy Production and Saving

Chair: Elisa Moretti, University of Perugia, Italy

Design and development of smart solar concentrators for building integrated PV façades
  • A smart concentrating PV (CPV) suitable for use in windows
  • Development of the reflective layer for the novel CPV system
  • Optical study of the smart CPV using 3-D ray tracing technique

Yupeng Wu, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) and smart windows: current developments and future perspectives
  • The role of transparent closures in ZEB design strategies
  • Dynamic glazing for controlling solar radiation and daylighting
  • Trends in renewable energy production from windows

Marco Casini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Solution-processed polymer photovoltaic-powered smart windows
  • Solution-processed polymer PVs integrated in electrochromic smart windows
  • Integrating electricity generation in windows
  • Energy savings for buildings

Fengling Zhang, Linköping University, Sweden

Nanotechnology based glass lamination and coatings for energy production and conservation in architectural glass
  • Hybrid organic/inorganic gel for thermal insulating glass
  • Electrochromic glass made with inkjet printing technique using gel electrolyte
  • Inkjet printed transparent solar glass

Rick Orlando, Brite Solar Inc., USA

15:30 Coffee break